The effect of anxiety on cardiovascular risk in healthy ageing women

Research Opportunity
Honours
Number of Honour Places Available
1
Department
Medicine and Radiology
Location
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Cassandra Szoeke cszoeke@unimelb.edu.au
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Lorraine Dennerstein ldenn@unimelb.edu.au

Summary This project will consider whether the presence of anxiety symptoms is related to increase Cardiovascular Risk in a cohort of healthy ageing women from the Women’s Healthy Ageing Project (WHAP).

Project Details

Project description: Mental health is a key predictor of overall health and wellbeing. Anxiety is widely
considered to be positively correlated to cardiovascular risk, and is thought to be responsible for exacerbating existing cardiovascular conditions. However the precise mechanism of this pathophysiology has not yet been discovered. This project will consider whether the presence of anxiety symptoms is related to increase Cardiovascular Risk in a cohort of healthy ageing women from the Women’s Healthy Ageing Project (WHAP).

The main opportunities for this project are:

  • An opportunity for publication
  • Hands-on involvement in participant evaluation
  • Work with a large database with over 20 years of lifestyle data

This project would be suited to someone with an interest in cardiovascular health.



Faculty Research Themes

Neuroscience

School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry



Research Opportunities

Honours
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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Department

Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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